Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work! is (despite the number) the fourth game in Al Lowe'sLeisure Suit Larry series. The middle-aged would-be-womanizer Larry Laffer fell off a boat during a cruise and sustained amnesia, forgetting how he and his sweetheart Patti got separated, how Larry got a job in LA, how Patti got a job with the FBI, and what happened in (the never released) Larry 4. Now Larry and Patti are working independently on two cases that are connected to each other, even though the heroes aren't aware of that. Larry's new bosses are involved in shady business, while Patti agrees to take a break from her career as a performing pianist and become an undercover agent. Will the two be together ever again?
Unlike the previous games with their text input, Larry 5 utilizes a graphical, icon-based interface. The player uses verb commands ("Look", "Talk", "Use" etc.) to interact with the environment. In a way not quite typical for Sierra's adventure games, it is impossible to "die" in Larry 5, and the amount of "dead ends" (unwinnable situations) is greatly reduced. The game is also less puzzle-oriented, allowing the player to proceed even if he/she fails to solve the required puzzle in some cases. However, the player is awarded more points for finding the "right" solution. As in the third game, both Larry and Patti are available as playable characters during different chapters of the story.
Reviewer:Ex Und Hop
December 29, 2016 Subject:
A very fun episode of the Larry series where I control both Larry and Patti. Works fine in the browser emulation including the possibility to save and restore the game progress. Almost more fun than the legendary Larry IV adventure. ;)
April 5, 2015 Subject:
Very nice version
LSL5 was, as far as I can remember, the first Leisure Suit Larry game to take on this visual style which became synonymous with the series. It's not the best in the series, but still a fun game. The Archive emulation runs smoothly, complete with the quirk soundtrack. The controls are response and everything ran smoothly.
Unfortunately the copy protection on this version has not been removed. You'll need to find an LSL5 manual for those.
January 8, 2015 Subject:
This game works much better with the ScummVM emulator than it does here.